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Old 09-02-2006, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my 8700g a few hours ago and am now using it as a modem. The connection speed is only at 75.5kbps - is this typical or is there anything I can do to get it faster?
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Is your connection signal GRPS or EDGE. If your using GPRS your speeds will be drastically slower than EDGE. Check with your service provider to see if your in an EDGE coverage area.
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it is EDGE. I just was certain it'd be faster than what it is - that is nearly dial up! What are you getting?
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you have to understand its a cell phone you probably arent going to get true broadband speeds
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you have to understand its a cell phone you probably arent going to get true broadband speeds
wait when you see umts/3g's in action. it will feel like close to it.
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why is it that other people are reporting 145kbps + on gprs? That is what was confusing me.
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yeah but tannerj has a 8700g thats not umts/3g
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tannerj do you have the edge showing next to the service bars at the top right of your screen?
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i believe tmo edge gets 180+kbps tops, on tethering. please do correct me mods.

get a wifi dude and steal your neighbors connection. match more faster lol
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yes it says EDGE at the very top. Any other ideas?
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ok i'm now getting 150+kbps thanks guys
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